Eye Strain Solutions at Albuquerque Vision Care and Advanced Eyewear
As wonderful as the gift of sight surely is, there may be times when that last thing you want to do is keep using your tired, irritated eyes. Eye strain can interfere with your vision, work productivity, and your overall quality of life.
Our optometry team at Albuquerque Vision Care and Advanced Eyewear can diagnose the reasons for your eye strain and prescribe the right solutions to restore your comfort.
What's Behind Your Eye Strain Symptoms?
Eye strain can occur for numerous reasons. In many cases, an undiagnosed or uncorrected refractive error makes clear vision impossible, forcing you to squint and overwork your eyes' focusing muscles to read text or see specific objects. Even if you have corrective eyewear for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, your condition may have gotten worse or you may also have developed presbyopia (a focusing disorder that occurs in middle age). Simply overusing your near focus through hours of reading or writing can tire the small muscles that flex the lenses of the eyes.
Blue light also contributes to eye strain. If you use a computer for long, uninterrupted hours, the blue light from your digital monitor may be causing computer vision syndrome. (It may also make you vulnerable to eye diseases such as macular degeneration.) Those same extended computer sessions may compound your problems by giving you dry eyes. That's because when people stare at computer monitors, they blink less frequently; the lack of tear hydration results in dry eyes. unbalanced room lighting may make your computer screen even more irritating.
Whatever the cause of your eye strain, the effects are clear enough. Eye strain can lead to blurred vision, itching or irritated eyes, light sensitivity, fatigue, headaches, and neck or shoulder soreness.
Effective Treatments From Any Optometrist on Our Team
Bring your sore, fatigued eyes to Albuquerque Vision Care and Advanced Eyewear. Any optometrist on our skilled team can evaluate your eyes and vision for any refractive errors that need correcting with eyeglasses or contacts. If your eyes are threatened by blue light, we can prescribe computer glasses that filter out that part of the spectrum. We can also treat dry eyes and other symptoms while recommending new strategies for taking breaks at work, improving your lighting, and generally creating a less strenuous environment for your eyes.
Make an Appointment at Our Albuquerque, NM Clinic
Don't keep suffering from painful, tired eyes. Call our Albuquerque, NM clinic at (505)-332-2020 to schedule an evaluation and get the eye strain treatment you need.